Here's the retail-box model that you will be able to buy for
£215, starting today. Its arrival and pricing structure
underscores the Core i7 920's demise and near-future removal from
A new CPU and a new S-spec code. This one's SLBKP, and it was packed on
February 8th in Costa Rica.
The retail cooler is very similar to the one packaged with the Core i7
920 chip. That would make sense when one considers that they're both
practically the same CPU.
We've used it for the performance numbers
in this review.
The chip looks no different to any other quad-core LGA1366, either, and
fit into any X58 motherboard without requiring a BIOS update.
CPU-Z identifies it as a D0 stepping, much like all new Core i7 LGA1366
Under-load speed jumps up one multiplier as the Turbo Boost feature is
activated. Having a 21x multiplier will help in overclocking, because a
200MHz BCLK, if reached, will lead to a mouth-watering 4.2GHz
clock-speed. If the Turbo Boost is kept active in the BIOS, which is
recommended for overclocking, the chip could hit a potential 4.4GHz at